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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has become very popular again but its been around forever.  In this article I want to give you and over view so you can get going in this right away.

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Benefits

INCREASES:

  • Leptin and insulin sensitivity which reduces the risk of chronic disease from diabetes to heart disease and even cancer.
  • Ghrelin levels also known as the hunger hormone which reduces over eating.
  • Your ability to become fat adapted, which causes your body to burn stored fat for energy.

DECREASES:

  • Triglyceride levels which decreases your risk of heart disease.
  • Inflammation and free radical damage
  • Weight gain and metabolic disease risk

WHAT TO EAT:

  • Lean protein (fish, chicken, eggs, lean beef, etc)
  • Green Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Grass fed butter
  • Whey Isolate protein
  • Avocado
  • Coconut oil

WHEN TO EAT:

Eat for 8 hours and fast for 16 hours.

There are many ways to do this.  You can also fast for 24 hours once or twice a week but I like eating for 8 hours and fasting for 16 hours.  I start eating at 1:00 PM and Stop eating at 9:00 PM. I think fast from 9:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 

 

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